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Rihanna Gets a Backwards Tattoo; Sephora Drops Fekkai Hair Care

• Rihanna got a new tattoo on her chest this week of her “motto in life.” The new ink (in gray, to be more subtle) reads “Never a failure, always a lesson” — but backwards, so that she can read it every time she looks in the mirror. Are you a fan? [OK]

• Starting next month, iTunes will sell a new iPhone application called “AntiAgeingApp” that promises to help fix wrinkles, cellulite, and hair loss using light and color therapy — all for $2.99. We are skeptical. [Independent UK]

• Chilean skin-care brand Arenscaracol is trying to entice customers to buy its products by announcing that it has “the most complete line of snail slime extract.” The slime is used in creams that claim they will strengthen, smooth, and repair skin. Would you rub snail slime on your face? [BellaSugar]

• Luxury hair-care line Frédéric Fekkai is going mass-market. The brand’s original products, called Fekkai Classic (including the Glossing, Full Volume, and Technician Color lines), will hit stores like Target and Walgreens. The company will continue to sell its “upgraded” line, Fekkai Advanced, at high-end stores, including Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus. While the company hopes the decision will generate more sales, the move prompted Sephora to drop Fekkai from its shelves. [WWD]

• Mark, Avon’s line for younger women, has taken online retailing to a new level, launching a Facebook e-boutique to make selling the products even easier for representatives. The company also launched an iPhone app that allows customers to scroll through products, replacing a paper catalogue. Would you buy makeup through Facebook? [StyleList]

• Burberry will launch two new fragrances next February as part of its Burberry Sport apparel line. The sport theme is evident in the packaging, which features rubberized elements and a rubber band around the cartons that can be worn as a bracelet. The fragrances will be the first for Burberry Sport. [WWD]

Rihanna Gets a Backwards Tattoo; Sephora Drops Fekkai Hair Care